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Seventh Grade Science

The 7 th grade class has been studying the different kingdoms in science class.  Recently, they talked about reptiles and amphibians.  Alexus, along with the help of her dad, brought in a Ball Python for the class to look . . .

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Demonstration Speeches

Mrs. Kostal's Oral Communications class has been busy  writing and performing speeches all semester long. Recently they delivered their demonstration speeches. The rest of the class benefited from some of their creations including . . .

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Student Prepares for National Reading Competition

Jesse, a 7th grader at Diller Odell Public Schools, has earned his spot on a reading team called Battle of the Books. This is a national reading incentive program for students in grades 5-8. Students read books and come together in groups . . .

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A Night on Cloud 9

A Night on Cloud 9, was a success at Diller Odell.  The juniors worked hard to make this prom a night to remember for the seniors and their dates.  The Opera House was decorated very elegantly.  This year the junior class did . . .

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Seventh Graders Compete at the ESU Robotics Competition

The 7 th  grade robotics team recently competed at the ESU during the ESU 5 robotics competition. The students were tasked to create a robot that would follow lines and redirect its path when sensors were triggered. They also created a . . .

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Third Grade Celebrates the 100th Day of School

The end of January marked our hundredth day for this school year. They third graders had a full day of festivities. Some of our favorites were our penny toss to 100, mystery picture 2-digit subtraction activity, and writing about what each . . .

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Circle of Friends Derby

The Circle of Friends group had fun holding a hot wheels car derby.  Andrew was in charge of this event.  The kids helped make the brackets, get the teams set up and video the race.  We created this iMovie to share our . . .

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Winter NSAA All-State Winners

Congratulations to the Diller-Odell students who are recognized by the NSAA as recipients of the Winter 2021-2022 Nebraska Chiropractice Physicals Asoscialion Academic All-State Awards.       Boys . . .

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Fourth Graders Experiment with Flour

The fourth graders experimented to flour to make putty and hair conditioner.

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Prom Preparations in Full Swing

  The junior class is in full swing as we start preparing for the upcoming 2022 prom.  The junior class decided to have the prom at the Diller Opera House on March 26, 2022.  This year's theme is A Night on Cloud . . .

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Advanced Algebra Students Study Career Money Management

Advanced Algebra students spent the week researching their career choices and possible income/expenses. While researching, I had them filling out budget sheets. We ended the week displaying our budget sheets, and figuring out how money money . . .

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Tech Class Projects

Mr. Arnold's technology class continues to work on different projects.  Seen here, Tristan created a decal to put on the speech toolbox for the team to take to their meets.  He is currently working on a design for the . . .

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Freshmen Show Understanding of Romeo and Juliet

In freshman English, students just wrapped up our Romeo and Juliet unit! The final project consisted of a choice board with 9 different options for students to choose from in order to best demonstrate understanding of the famous play. . . .

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Second Grade Celebrates the 100th Day of School

The 2nd graders enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school! They used 100 plastic cups to build something, played balloon basketball to 100, played a dice game of Race to 100, enjoyed a 100 day snack, put together 100 piece puzzles, and . . .

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Mattress Fundraiser Very Successful

The classes of 2023 and 2024 held a mattress fundraiser in November.  They raised $6,300 from the fundraiser and will be split evenly between the classes.  We thank you for your generous support.  Enjoy your mattresses!!!

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Seventh Grade Battle Ships

Seventh grade math students are learning about coordinate planes and graphing. They strengthened their plotting points by playing Battleship on a “game board” that Ms. Day designed.

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Mr. Garcia's Second Quarter Science Update

This past quarter was a very busy one for all. In the lab Chemistry students were working on learning how to tell when chemical reactions were taking place, and also used lab skills to separate mixtures. The biology class created their . . .

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Physical Science Labs

The Physical Science class recently completed a lab to separate five different substances.  They learned various lab techniques to separate a mixture of sand, iron filings, salt, water, and alcohol.  Students can be seen here . . .

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Students Bake Favorite Holiday Treats

These junior high students closed out the semester by finding their favorite cookie recipes and baking them at school.  They took a plate of their cookies to the office staff and the coffee group downtown.  They each were able . . .

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New members inducted into National Honor Society

Three new members were inducted into the Diller-Odell Chapter of the National Honor Society. These three members were voted on by our faculty council  in the areas of service, character and leadership. Congratulations to Jason, Karli and . . .

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US Quiz App in Social Studies Classes

A goal of Mr. Mohr this year has been to find an app which covers social studies/history that students can download and use inside and outside of the classroom.  One that has been found and used in American History class is US . . .

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Personal Finance Learning about Insurance

In Personal Finance, we are learning about different types of personal risk and income protection.  This boils down to different types of insurance that people in the world need!  Alaina happened to pull out her Blue Cross . . .

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What Are You Thankful For?

I love this time of year.  We are now deep into the school year and the halls are buzzing and the classrooms are hopping.  But what are you thankful for is the question? I will tell you what I am thankful for.  . . .

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Griffin Derby 2021 pt 2

    It's that time again for the Griffin Derby pt 2.  Andrew Klecan has been working hard in his Digital Literacy class picking out race cars and having students and teachers sign up for a chance to win in his . . .

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Career Readiness in Geometry

Students in Geometry class had an assignment over the weekend to try to help them in a few plans for their future career choice. They were to interview 2 adults: one that loved their job, the other who didn't. Students were given several . . .

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First Quarter Science News from Mr. Garcia

Mr. Garcia’s science classes are off to a great start this year. In Chemistry we are working on learning how to separate mixtures and the process of diffusion. The biology class is working their way into exploring the different . . .

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Constitution Day Activity

Back on Sept. 17, the 8 th Grade Social Studies class recognized Constitution Day at the High School in Odell.  During the last part of their 5 th Period class they announced some trivia questions over the PA system so everyone in . . .

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Jefferson County Spelling Bee

On Tuesday, October 5th, 5th-8th grade students traveled to Fairbury for the Jefferson County Spelling Bee.  There the students participated against other students from Fairbury, Tri County, Meridian, and St. Paul's Lutheran . . .

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Yearbook Staff Attends Workshop

The Diller-Odell Yearbook Staff attended a one-day workshop at Mahoney State Park on Wed., Sept. 22, 2021.  The five members were introduced to ideas such as layouts, theme, and covers, as well as photography and copy.  There . . .

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Magnets for Sale!

Mr. Arnold's Scientific Technology Class is creating and selling personalized magnets!   Clear here for a printable order form:   Personalized Magnet Order Form Or, contact Mr. Arnold:  . . .

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Yearbook Staff Sells Ads

The Diller-Odell Annual Staff was busy selling ads by phone last week.  They accomplished a lot while using their communication and organization skills.  The staff took time out to eat a pizza lunch while continuing to phone . . .

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College Algebra Now Offered at DOHS

This year, there is a new class being offered at DOHS.  Seniors can enroll in College Algebra for College Credit through Peru State College.  Although it is a semester class at PSC, they have allowed us to make it a year-long . . .

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